Veterans have given so much to protect our country. According to federal government data, there are nearly 4 million military veterans who are currently living with a service-connected disability in the United States. While disability benefits are available, this coverage can often be frustratingly difficult to obtain.Â Â
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, our Crown Point veterans attorney has the skills and experience required to help veterans navigate the complex application and appeals process. Mr. Comerford is a proud member of the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA). If you need help accessing veterans benefits in Lake County, IN, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
Under federal regulations, an attorney must be accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs before he or she has the authority to assist an applicant with the preparation, presentation, or appeal of their claim for VA disability benefits. Mr. Comerford is a fully accredited VA benefits lawyer serving veterans in Crown Point, Indiana. We have experience handling the full range of veteran disability cases. Some of the most common examples include:
We always offer each client the personalized attention that their case deserves. Most veteran disability claims begin with the filing of the initial application form (VA Form 21-526). It is crucial that this form is properly completed and that you include all relevant medical evidence. Even relatively minor mistakes can result in lengthy delays, reduced benefits, or even in outright denials.
If you have already had your claim denied by the VA, you should contact our Crown Point veterans lawyer immediately. We will assist you with filing a Notice of Disagreement. A Notice of Disagreement (VA-Form 21-0958) is your opportunity to explain to the VA why their decision was in error. You must submit an NOD to initiate an appeal. Should you disagree with the conclusions of the second review of your claim, you will be required to escalate the appeal. This is done through the filing a form 9. VA Form 9 is used to submit a disability appeal directly to the Board of Veterans Appeals. Let our attorneys guide you through the appeals process.
At The Comerford Law Office, LLC, we have a comprehensive understanding of difficulties and challenges veterans face in applying for disability benefits. To get help with your VA benefits claim or to get help for a loved one, please call us today at (312) 863-8572 to schedule a free consultation. We represent clients in Crown Point and throughout Lake County, Indiana.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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